Recovering from an eating disorder is not easy. The pressure today to conform to an often unattainable body-ideal is immense, and, unfortunately, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle in modern America is no mean feat. The temptation to revert to the quick fix of anorexic or bulimic behavior can be overwhelming. Breaking free from eating disorders is hard enough, staying that way is even harder.
The Eating Disorders Psychotherapy Group
The Eating Disorders Psychotherapy Group, led by Rebecca Compton, is a new group in Madison WI for adults who are working on recovering anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. Breaking a long-established pattern of using food as one’s voice is a challenge, but group therapy gives the extra-needed support for this change to be successfully accomplished. This group will help clients be able to better identify and express their emotions, improve their personal relationships & intimacy and learn tools for conflict management. It focuses on healthy boundary setting, body image, and using healthy coping mechanisms instead of food. Group members will work on their underlying issues through the unique dynamics of the group.
The group leader, Rebecca Compton, MEd, LPC, CGP has been a therapist for clients with eating disorders for 28 years. She has completed training in the modern analytic approach to group therapy through the intensive 9-weekend program at the Center for Group Studies in New York City, and is certified by the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists. She is a clinical member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (see www.agpa.org).
A four-month commitment is necessary to join this group, as well as 2-3 individual sessions for preparation purposes. Concurrent individual therapy is encouraged. Space is limited to seven members.
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